Accident Antonov An-26B S9-TLZ, Monday 20 March 2017
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Date:Monday 20 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26B
Owner/operator:South Supreme Airlines
Registration: S9-TLZ
MSN: 12710
Year of manufacture:1983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Wau Airport (WUU) -   South Sudan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ)
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW)
An Antonov 26 passenger plane, operated by South Supreme Airlines, suffered a landing accident at Wau Airport, South Sudan.
The aircraft was consumed by fire and all aboard survived.
The accident occurred as the flight was attempting to land on runway 27 in less than favourable visibility. The left hand main landing gear reportedly impacted a fire truck that was located besides the runway. The aircraft then burst into flames.

According to the Juba Airport general manager, the aircraft took off from Juba at 14:07, bound for Wau. He stated there were 44 passengers: 39 adults, one child and four infants along with five crew members.
South Supreme Airlines said the plane had been carrying five crew members and 40 passengers. In some media the airline reported that 24 passengers disembarked the plane at its first stop in Aweil. That would have meant that the aircraft travelled over 770 km with an intermediate stop in about eighty minutes time.

South Sudan: Plane Carrying 21 Crashes in Wau, Causing Some Injuries / Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus



photo (c) UNMISS; Wau Airport (WUU); 20 March 2017; (nc-nd)

photo (c) UNMISS; Wau Airport (WUU); 20 March 2017; (nc-nd)

photo (c) UNMISS; Wau Airport (WUU); 20 March 2017; (nc-nd)

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24-Mar-2024 17:18 zhr2005 Updated [Cn, Source]

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